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1 Section 9 Small Business Enterprise Program

2 Small Business Program Together…We Build Schools

3 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division INTRODUCTION Veronica Soto Director, Contractor Relations & Small Business Lori Sanchez Assistant Program Manager Michael Bejarano Program Coordinator

4 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division BACKGROUND Small Business Program adopted in February, 2003 Small Business Program adopted in February, 2003 Board Policy adopted 25% SBE goal Board Policy adopted 25% SBE goal 60% awarded to SBE firms in construction, design and professional services 60% awarded to SBE firms in construction, design and professional services

5 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division HOW CAN THE SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM ASSIST YOU? If you are a small business: Access to contract opportunities Access to contract opportunities Education Education Personal Assistance Personal Assistance Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification If you are a large business: Provide you with certified SBEs Provide you with certified SBEs Continuing education opportunities Continuing education opportunities

6 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division EDUCATION Seminars Seminars Small Business Boot Camp Small Business Boot Camp Contractor MoneyWorks Contractor MoneyWorks

7 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division SEMINARS Provide more detailed information about a subject area Provide more detailed information about a subject area - Small Business Payroll Tax Seminars - Estimating - Job Order Contracting - Construction Management Services - Architecture & Engineering Symposiums

8 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division SMALL BUSINESS BOOT CAMP Provides comprehensive information about public contracting Provides comprehensive information about public contracting 8 week training program 8 week training program Free of charge Free of charge Includes 10 hour OSHA Training Includes 10 hour OSHA Training Participants receive certificate of completion Participants receive certificate of completion

9 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division BOOT CAMP SEMINARS Bonding & Certification Bonding & Certification Contractor Prequalification Contractor Prequalification How to Bid on Informal & Formal Contracts How to Bid on Informal & Formal Contracts Public Contract Law Public Contract Law Principles of Estimating & Scheduling Principles of Estimating & Scheduling How to Develop a Safety Plan How to Develop a Safety Plan Access to Capital Access to Capital Labor Compliance Labor Compliance 10 hour OSHA Training 10 hour OSHA Training

10 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division BOOT CAMP GRADUATES How do we know that the Small Business Boot Camp program works? Boot Camp graduates have received over $23 million in LAUSD contracts

11 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division CERTIFICATION LAUSD will accept other public agency small business enterprise (SBE) certification. LAUSD will accept other public agency small business enterprise (SBE) certification. LAUSD provides SBE certification if business does not have certification elsewhere. LAUSD provides SBE certification if business does not have certification elsewhere. Certification application is streamlined. Certification application is streamlined. Processing usually takes less than a week. Processing usually takes less than a week.

12 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division PERSONAL ASSISTANCE Small Business staff always available. Small Business staff always available. One-on-one meetings are held if the business needs additional assistance. One-on-one meetings are held if the business needs additional assistance. We may not have all the answers, but will find the people who do have the answers. We may not have all the answers, but will find the people who do have the answers.

13 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division CONTACT INFORMATION Veronica Soto, Director of Contractor Relations and Small Business Phone: Lori Sanchez, Assistant Program Manager Phone: Michael Bejarano, Program Coordinator Phone:

14 FACILITIES SERVICES DIVISION “Building the Learning Community”

15 Section 9 “We Build” Program

16 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division “We Build” Local Worker Program Presented by: Michael Richardson “We Build” Program

17 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division “We Build” Local Worker Program Mission To provide local District residents an opportunity to participate in the construction of neighborhood schools by providing pre-apprenticeship training and facilitating placement in Union apprenticeship training programs.

18 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division Program Overview Project Stabilization Agreement (PSA) provides the program framework: Establishes 50% local worker goal Establishes 50% local worker goal Reinforces importance of training Reinforces importance of training Establishes guidelines for use of apprentices Establishes guidelines for use of apprenticeshttp://www.laschools.org/contractor/psa/

19 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division Program Structure Managed by LAUSD, Facilities Contracts Services DivisionManaged by LAUSD, Facilities Contracts Services Division Pre-apprenticeship Training provided by LAUSD Division of Adult & Career Education Occupational/Skill CentersPre-apprenticeship Training provided by LAUSD Division of Adult & Career Education Occupational/Skill Centers Job placement assistance and Apprenticeship Training opportunities provided by Trade UnionsJob placement assistance and Apprenticeship Training opportunities provided by Trade Unions

20 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division Program Model

21 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division LAUSD Division of Adult & Career Education Occupational / Skill Centers 10-Week Pre-Apprenticeship Training/ Employability Plan10-Week Pre-Apprenticeship Training/ Employability Plan Upon Completion, Refer Graduates to Unions for Membership and Participation in Union Apprenticeship Training ProgramUpon Completion, Refer Graduates to Unions for Membership and Participation in Union Apprenticeship Training Program Project Placement is made through Prime and Subcontractors via Union dispatch or Contractor Sponsorship Project Placement is made through Prime and Subcontractors via Union dispatch or Contractor Sponsorship

22 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division Training Program Training CurriculumTraining Curriculum Construction FundamentalsConstruction Fundamentals Specialty Trades (Electrical, Iron, Plumbing, Painting, etc…)Specialty Trades (Electrical, Iron, Plumbing, Painting, etc…) SafetySafety Eligibility RequirementsEligibility Requirements 18 years or older18 years or older Valid California Driver’s License and Social Security CardValid California Driver’s License and Social Security Card Local District Resident of the Los Angeles Unified School DistrictLocal District Resident of the Los Angeles Unified School District Placement ProcessPlacement Process Adult Division CounselorAdult Division Counselor Local Trade UnionsLocal Trade Unions “We Build” Special Placement“We Build” Special Placement

23 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division Training Program Locations Abram Friedman Occupational (LAUSD) Abram Friedman Occupational (LAUSD) East Los Angeles Occupational (LAUSD) East Los Angeles Occupational (LAUSD) East Los Angeles Skills Center (LAUSD) East Los Angeles Skills Center (LAUSD) Harbor Occupational Center (LAUSD) Harbor Occupational Center (LAUSD) Maxine Waters Employment Center (LAUSD) Maxine Waters Employment Center (LAUSD) North Valley Occupational Center (LAUSD) North Valley Occupational Center (LAUSD) West Valley Occupational Center (LAUSD) West Valley Occupational Center (LAUSD)

24 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division How the “We Build” Program can Help Prime & Sub Contractors… Creating a pool of qualified local workers that can assist you in meeting your 50% local worker participation goal per projectCreating a pool of qualified local workers that can assist you in meeting your 50% local worker participation goal per project Developing local residents for apprenticeship training with the Trade Unions to help fill your apprenticeship needsDeveloping local residents for apprenticeship training with the Trade Unions to help fill your apprenticeship needs Creating a vehicle for you to hire and develop a skilled local workforce/teamCreating a vehicle for you to hire and develop a skilled local workforce/team

25 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division Contractor Role Make sure subs understand your obligations under the PSA and stress the importance of their participationMake sure subs understand your obligations under the PSA and stress the importance of their participation Determine your local worker and apprenticeship needs for LAUSD projects that you will be bidding onDetermine your local worker and apprenticeship needs for LAUSD projects that you will be bidding on Contact your local Trade Union to request “We Build” graduates to help fulfill your local worker and apprenticeship needs or call the “We Build” ProgramContact your local Trade Union to request “We Build” graduates to help fulfill your local worker and apprenticeship needs or call the “We Build” Program

26 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division OAR’s Role Include “We Build” Staff at Job Start Meetings to provide an overview of the Program. Include “We Build” Staff at Job Start Meetings to provide an overview of the Program. Encourage Contractors to sponsor “We Build” Program Graduates into the Union Building Trades. Encourage Contractors to sponsor “We Build” Program Graduates into the Union Building Trades. Continue to provide interested residents visiting construction sites with “We Build” Program information materials. Continue to provide interested residents visiting construction sites with “We Build” Program information materials. Contact “We Build” Program Staff to ensure success Contact “We Build” Program Staff to ensure success

27 Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division CONTACT INFORMATION Anabel Barragan, Manager Facilities Service Division 355 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 1134 Los Angeles, CA Phone: (213) Michael Richardson, Assistant Manager Facilities Service Division 355 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 1134 Los Angeles, CA Phone: (213) Fax: (213) Website:

28 Thank You!!!


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